Contemplative Creativity Lab: The Power of Choice in Creating [Online]

with Rebekah Younger

March 13th

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  • $15.00 Program Price
  • $25.00 Patron Price
  • Make A Donation

How we experience freedom of inspiration and spontaneity, while working with limitations, depends on what we choose.  Rebekah Younger’s inspiration for this workshop comes from her year of isolation during the COVID lockdown and adjusting to the progression of her disabilities due to Parkinson’s disease.  How has limitation impacted you and your choices?  Perhaps it’s all in how we frame that experience?

Rebekah, author of Be, Awake, Create: Mindful Practices to Spark Creativity, will guide participants through two exercises from her book that experiment with choice and limitation.  We’ll use spontaneous choice and language in one.  In the second, you’ll consciously choose to limit aspects of your creation prior to making it.  You’ll use the medium of your choice for this exercise.  There will be time for solo creating and then collective reflection on our experiences. 

Supply List

Writing materials – paper, pen or pencil

Your preferred art materials to use for a creation to be completed within an hour (visual, written, movement, music, etc.)

Rebekah Younger, MFA (Interdisciplinary Art), is an artist, designer, entrepreneur, author and educator.  She teaches meditation and art practices to encourage mindful creativity. Her book, Be, Awake, Create: Mindful Practices to Spark Creativity, is an accessible interactive collection of exercises, contemplations and insights as an artist, Shambhala Art Teacher and Vajrayana practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism.  Her greatest joy is witnessing students awaken to and express their experience through their creations. Find out more about her coaching and online classes at:

Contemplative Creativity Lab is about engaging the senses, bringing the fullness of our awareness to any activity, and connecting with our world. Everyone is warmly welcome, no exceptions. There is no need for any experience with art or meditation to take part. See more.

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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Since 1971 Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles has offered a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend.   More →